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  1. Can you save me a seat in the hot place? Hopefully end of row as I may need to take frequent bathroom breaks, tho sweat factor may take care of potty breaks.
  2. I've got a couple of hybrids: an Ovation VXT and a Parker P36. Just want to reinforce getting some sort of acoustic processor tween piezo and amp. Being cheap, lazy & all that I use a Zoom A2 and suits my needs. As money seems not to critical, you probably would want that Fishman... hmmm I like to use 2 amps, love the spread and possibilities, which borders on absurd as I play down on beach, about a 10 min walk humping guitar and amps on my back (I'm a geezer too, if you haven't guessed yet). A Fender mini Mustang, a Katana mini & that pedal (oh, don't forget the VXT) is about my tote limit. Years ago tried Epiphone Les Paul Ultra (3?): semi hollow, nanomag (?) pu in neck, not so tinny as under bridge. Took it back as wouldn't intonate right, which is a pity as seemed full of possibilities.. Does Godin still make the Montreal? Seem to recall looked very tasty, had those HBs, semi hollow and Piezo. Too pricey for me, but might be worth looking into... Best of luck on your quest. Please let us know what you end up with. I won't say "finally" as that word doesn't seem to apply to git pickers...
  3. Haven't seen this much amazing stuff since I went to Egyptian museum in Cairo. Wow. I mean WOW.
  4. Korea has quality. I have a couple Crafters that are flawless. I have a Vox HD77 from there. Bought before Prince died (see in some 2013 vids), tack $1000 onto used price now, so many amazing unique features. Indonesia can have quality: G&L Comanche tribute and Cort Sunset 2: TV Jones pickups, tonepros, Grover, Bigsby: nothing to upgrade and the "platform" all this goodness was dropped into near flawless (paint in F hole not great). Parker P very good too. China: Fender thinline with P90s (not Squire, tho some of those are great) could be bit better upper frets, but a gas of a guitar. Yamaha ACR acoustic: did comparison with Taylor and Martin in same price range when I got it. Better build, better pickup, better sound (all about taste anyway) and came with great case. Goes back to oft repeated "they build to level company wants them to": you want cheap crap, yeah, we can do that. you want great guitar at reasonable price, yeah we can do that too.
  5. I thought you might be referring to a long gone Jeff Goldblum TV series....
  6. Read a review of one of those. Said the bass notes sounded "tubby" and impossible to lower the action.
  7. I think DG's sound depends a lot on amps and effects.... but what do I know? (not much)
  8. oops! Thanks Freeman, oh wait... thanks Gardo. Reminds me of "Walk Hard Dewey Cox story": "Doctor! he needs more blankets and less blankets!" So how about getting a Bigsby handle/paddle machined so it can fit into std whammy hole and then put blocks on assembly so up and down will be more limited. No dive bombing and all that. A whamsby? Bigsmy?
  9. If you use trad strat tremolo, why would you need roller bridge? The whole bridge/saddle assembly goes up and down, and no string drags over saddles as would be case with a TOM bridge/saddle. Correct me if I am wrong (as if you guys wouldn't! haha)
  10. Pretty sure saw the strat and jag versions on sale at GC, $35k and 30k. The jag is a bargain (haha). I take approach "every guitar is a beach guitar" (I live about 10 min walk from Thai beach where I plink away) but I reckon I'd have to amend that view, so guess I'll pass.....
  11. It's early in the morning here in Thailand, so don't get on my case too much puh-leeze... How about an acoustic processor in the chain? I have a cheap old Zoom A2 and couple features include feedback surpression (a notch filter, can be automatic) and I wonder if phase reversal would have any effect on cutting down feedback. Have used it a few times with electric gits: no distortion settings (duh) but the other features can yield interesting results.....
  12. '59 Gibson Melody Maker with fake alligator case, $65. Somewhat rare (I found out later) as it had two pickups. Got it in 1965, which probably had something to do with price. Minimum wage was $1.25/hr btw
  13. Emory


    "***********"! Sez who?
  14. "... somehow found ourselves at the CF Martin factory." Gave me a chuckle... "somehow"... was there a star shining in the sky above Nazareth? Similar to going out with wife and "somehow" ending up at shoestore. Nice pics. I reckon CNC good for basic neck joints, etc... but best to have a human playing with tops, bracing, etc I don't think folks like Freeman have anything to worry about
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